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Time to plan an unforgettable family holiday in Turkey

23.04.2024 | 16:55 |
 Time to plan an unforgettable family holiday in Turkey

The azure coast of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Turkey, where the sun shines almost all year round and the turquoise surf hits the white sandy beaches. Comfortable hotels with a wide range of services, suitable for family holidays, and beaches suitable for water sports stretch hospitably along the mesmerizing coastline; Plus, you'll find gastronomic diversity and the region's legendary ancient cities nearby. This route is ideal for those who want to sunbathe and swim on Blue Flag beaches, visit ruins and museums, and taste the delicious delicacies of Turkish Mediterranean cuisine.

Pearl of the Turkish Riviera

Antalya, the heart of the Turkish Riviera and one of Turkey's most popular family holiday destinations, offers a variety of comfortable and luxurious accommodation options with all the amenities. Adults will enjoy relaxing on Blue Flag beaches, children will enjoy swimming in pools and water parks, and the whole family will appreciate delicious Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, in Antalya you can give your children invaluable experiences, in particular from visiting unique amusement parks.

Besides sea, sun and beaches, Antalya stands out for its fascinating history. The city and the entire province were home to the most powerful civilizations in the world, leaving behind a huge number of interesting monuments. Kaleici, the "old town" of Antalya, displays objects from various periods, from the Roman to the Ottoman era. Patara, Perge, Phaselis, Termessos, Aspendos, Side, Olympos and Myra are just a few of the main ancient cities captured in Antalya's illustrious history; Some of these ancient treasures can be reached via excellent hiking trails, even in the evening when it gets cooler.

With your family, you can take a short or long walk along the Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance walking route, or along the Way of St. Paul, which follows his missionary footsteps in Anatolia. Enjoy time together and stunning views of turquoise bays, lush forests and ancient ruins.

In Antalya, the whole family can enjoy water sports such as scuba diving. Kas is considered one of the top ten diving destinations on the planet. Belek has all the facilities for golf on world-class courses. Antalya's natural wonders are also incomparable: canyons, national parks and caves. Local attractions that are good for the whole family to visit include the stunning Karain and Damlatas Caves, as well as the Koprulu Canyon. Antalya is also famous for its amusement parks, which are sure to please those traveling with children.

Stunning routes along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts

Mugla, covering the shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas with their pristine bays, is also in demand as a family holiday destination due to the beauty of its landscapes, rich history and all kinds of amenities for tourists with children.

The resorts in the region, from Bodrum to Fethiye, always make a wonderful impression. Bodrum is not only famous for its Blue Flag beaches, but is also popular among history buffs as there is a medieval castle (Bodrum Castle), which is now home to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Due to its location, Bodrum is ideal for water sports and is also the starting point for the famous Blue Cruises, which you can go on with the whole family. In addition, Bodrum has several restaurants that have received Michelin stars for their fine Turkish and international cuisine.

Fethiye is home to the world famous Oludeniz Beach, the Valley of Butterflies, home to over 80 butterfly species, and the luxurious Kabak Bay. The Saklikent Canyon is also suitable for traveling with children. In the slow town of Koycegiz, located between Marmaris and Fethiye, you can watch Caretta sea turtles; in addition, Fethiye is home to Mount Babadag, one of the most important paragliding centers in Turkey.


Photo: provided by the Embassy of Turkey in Turkmenistan

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